The Cheetah Girls (soundtrack)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The Cheetah Girls
The Cheetah Girls (soundtrack).JPG
Soundtrack album by The Cheetah Girls and Various Artists
Released August 12, 2003
Recorded 2002
Genre Pop, R&B, hip hop, dance
Length 19:59
Label
Producer
The Cheetah Girls and Various Artists chronology
- The Cheetah Girls
(2003)
Cheetah-licious Christmas
(2005)
Alternative cover
Special edition cover
Special edition cover
Singles from The Cheetah Girls
  1. "Cinderella"
    Released: 2003
  2. "Girl Power"
    Released: 2003
  3. "Cheetah Sisters"
    Released: 2003

The Cheetah Girls is the original motion picture soundtrack to the 2003 Walt Disney Pictures movie of the same name. It was released on August 12, 2003 on compact disc by Walt Disney Records and Columbia Records.[1] The album was produced by Antonina Armato, Ray Cham, Tim James and executive produced by Debra Martin Chase and Whitney Houston. The album features appearances from Sonic Chaos, Char, and Hope 7.

The album was certified Double Platinum in the United States on June 7, 2005 after selling more than 2 million copies in the US alone.[2] It is one of the biggest selling albums from Walt Disney Records ever, along with the High School Musical soundtrack.

Background and release[edit]

A special edition titled "The Cheetah Girls - Special Edition Soundtrack" was released on June 22, 2004, featuring two brand new remixes of "Cinderella" and "Girl Power" with eight karaoke tracks.[3] The special edition credits track 8, "End of the Line," to Hope 7, while the original release credits the song to Christi Mac. The reason for this is that Christi Mac is really Kristi McClave, who is the lead singer of Hope 7.[4] McClave sang both this song and "Breakthrough" on the original soundtrack. On December 25, 2006, the original soundtrack was released digitally to the iTunes store in the United Kingdom.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[6]

Johnny Loftus from Allmusic reviewed the album stating "From the Disney Channel comes a TV movie adaptation of Deborah Gregory's Cheetah Girls book series. It's the continuing adventures of a smart, sassy singing group as they make their way in the pop music world with nothing but their wits and musical chops to guide them. Along the way, they live a little, rock a little, and learn a lot."[6] Common Sense Media's review of the album complimented The Cheetah Girls' singing, but called the production "prefabricated" and generally disapproved of the musical presentation.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

Standard — Original Soundtrack[1]
No. Title Recording Artist(s) Length
1. "Cheetah Sisters" The Cheetah Girls 03:07
2. "Cinderella" The Cheetah Girls 03:21
3. "Girl Power" The Cheetah Girls 02:48
4. "Together We Can" The Cheetah Girls 01:36
5. "C'mon" Sonic Chaos 01:25
6. "Girlfriend" Char 03:30
7. "Breakthrough" Hope7 02:44
8. "End Of The Line" Christi Mac/Hope 7 01:39
Total length: 19:59

Chart performance[edit]

The album charted at number one on the Billboard Kid Album charts on October 25, 2003.[7] The album spent a total of sixty-five weeks on the chart.[8] The special edition of the album charted at number three on the Billboard Kid Album charts on July 10, 2004.[9]

Song descriptions[edit]

  • "Cheetah Sisters": The Cheetah Girls began performing this near the end of the movie, as Galleria tries to make up with the girls. The scene changes as they are singing, and they perform this at the talent show, and win. Sonic Chaos perform the music.
  • "Cinderella": The Cheetah Girls perform the song for their audition for the talent show. It is this song that makes Jackal Johnson believe they are the next big thing. The music is played on a laptop by one of Aqua's brothers.
  • "Girl Power": The Cheetah Girls perform this song at Def Duck Records trying to prove to Jackal Johnson they can sing good enough that they don't need the masks and lip-syncing, which is what he wanted them to do. The song samples "All Night Long" by Wild Orchid.
  • "Together We Can": The Cheetah Girls perform this song during the opening credits at a kids birthday party.
  • "C'mon": Sonic Chaos, The Cheetah Girls' rival, performs this song at the talent show.
  • "Girlfriend": Sung by Char. It is played in the background in the beginning of the movie while Galleria and Chanel are dancing in front of a store.
  • "Breakthrough": Sung by Hope 7. It is played in the background while Chanel goes shopping for new Cheetah Girls dress.
  • "End of the Line" Sung by Christi Mac (of Hope 7). It is played in the movie after the girls have a fight.

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Version Label Ref
United States August 12, 2003 CD Original Soundtrack Walt Disney Records [1]
June 22, 2004 Special Edition [3]
United Kingdom December 25, 2006 Digital Download Original Soundtrack [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The Cheetah Girls (EP, Soundtrack)". Amazon. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Ask Billboard: Answers to readers' questions about Raven-Symone, Cassie, Darren Hayes and more.". Billboard. Retrieved 2 February 2007. 
  3. ^ a b c "The Cheetah Girls - Special Edition Soundtrack". Amazon. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 
  4. ^ https://www.discogs.com/artist/2793898-Kristi-McClave
  5. ^ a b "The Cheetah Girls (Songs from the Disney Channel Original Movie) by The Cheetah Girls on Apple Music". iTunes Store (UK). Retrieved 27 February 2017. 
  6. ^ a b Loftus, Johnny. "The Cheetah Girls [Original Soundtrack] - The Cheetah Girls". Allmusic. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 
  7. ^ a b "Billboard Kid Albums Chart October 25, 2003". Billboard. Retrieved 25 October 2003. 
  8. ^ "Billboard Chart History - The Cheetah Girls Kids Albums Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 
  9. ^ "Billboard Kid Albums Chart July 10, 2004". Billboard. Retrieved 10 July 2004. 
  10. ^ "The Cheetah Girls – The Cheetah Girls – Music Charts". αCharts.us. Retrieved 2009-07-09. 
  11. ^ "American album certifications – Cheetah Girls – Cheetah Girls". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH